Why has the ED summoned Prakash Raj?

National Award-winning actor Actor Prakash Raj has been summoned by ED. Read more to find out why…
Why has the ED summoned Prakash Raj?

Actor Prakash Raj has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning in a money laundering case involving a Rs 100 crore fraud case against a jewellery unit based in Tiruchirappalli. Official sources revealed this on Thursday.

The probe pertains to a case against Tiruchirappalli based firm Pranav Jewellers. While the ED had conducted raids on November 20 claiming to have seized 23.70 lakh cash and some gold jewellery.

National Award-winning actor Raj (58) has been working as the brand ambassador of the company. He has been asked to appear before the federal agency in Chennai in the first week of December. 

Sources said the ED wants to record his statement and understand the Bengaluru-based actor and politician about the alleged money and some other huge transactions made by the company.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections Prakash Raj has contested and lost the Bengaluru Central seat as an independent candidate. The ED case has been registered on the basis of an FIR lodged by the Economic Offences Wing of Tamil Nadu Police.